International shipping giant UPS said Wednesday it’s buying 170 million gallon-equivalents of renewable natural gas from California-based gas provider Clean Energy Fuel by 2026 — the largest commitment ever of any U.S. company to use renewable natural gas, according to UPS.
RNG is a key part of UPS’s strategy to increase alternative fuel consumption to be 40% of total ground fuel purchases by 2025, supporting the logistics company’s efforts to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its ground fleet 12% by 2025, Kallanish Energy learns.
“The world has a trash problem. And the world has an emissions problem. Renewable natural gas, produced naturally from bio sources such as landfills and dairy farms, not only turns trash to gas, but it turns it into clean gas,” said Mike Casteel, UPS director of Fleet Procurement.
By switching from diesel fuel to RNG, UPS vehicles fueling at 18 company-owned and operated natural gas stations across 12 states will realize a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, as much as 1.07 million metric tonnes of GHG over the life of the agreement.
This is equivalent to planting 17 million trees, removing 228,000 cars off the road or recycling 374,000 tons of waste that would otherwise be sent to a landfill.
UPS fueling stations using Rng will be located in New Mexico, Georgia, Tennessee, Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arizona, Utah, and Arizona.
Clean Energy was co-founded by wildcatter extraordinaire T. Boone Pickens and Clean Energy president and CEO Andrew J. Littlefair.
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